We are all awaiting new Star Wars movie news, and it seems that some casting news is imminent. At Star Wars Celebration 2023, Lucasfilm announced three upcoming Star Wars films, one being a movie set after the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker featuring Daisy Ridley reprising her role as Rey Skywalker. Previous news concerning the film stated that the untitled movie will feature two Black leads, one male and one female, as the students Rey is teaching to carry forward the Jedi order. Now, we have an update from Jeff Sneider on The Hot Mic podcast concerning when we might here more about this upcoming film.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we got Star Wars news this month. Star Wars has always been a franchises that has like…things don’t always get announced. I remember years ago that this was uproar that Star Wars hadn’t hired a writer of colour, but I came out, after people told me privately, and said that they have writers of colour, but that they don’t want to respond to all the nonsense essentially.”
“I do think that there are things lying in wait. Possibly casting news that are already done. I think that the Daisy Ridley movie has its leads already and it is just a matter of a reporter finding out.”
You can watch/listen to the entire podcast embedded below.
This news seems to indicate that we will most likely get some casting news for the film before Christmas. Thanks to the SAG-AFTRA strikes, it sure sounds like things were pushed back, and should have already been revealed. With the film set to begin filming in April of next year, hopefully this casting news will come fairly soon as an early Christmas present for patient Star Wars fans.